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in thread MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly

I still don't appreciate the expletive

I couldn't see anything there that I would classify as an "expletive".
It's way OT (and therefore not incumbent on you to respond), but I'd be interested to learn of the thought process that lead to that statement of yours.

Cheers,
Rob
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Re^7: MJD's Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly
by chacham (Prior) on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:42 UTC

    Expletive the noun is different than the adjective.

      Expletive the noun is different than the adjective

      I've been admittedly slow in getting back to this, but I *had* looked "expletive" up in my Concise Oxford Dictionary, and I'm still not seeing a word that I would regard either as an expletive, or as expletive.
      I think I'll just assume that you meant "I still don't appreciate the innuendo" ... and you can correct me on that if you think it's important enough - assuming, of course, that you even become aware of my having (eventually) responded.

      Cheers,
      Rob

        OED, ok, let's try this online: expletive (OED): An oath or swear word. swear word (OED, advanced): synonym expletive, and gives examples in the Culture section. Specifically, in the fourth paragraph "The most common", the third sentence "The strongest swear words" list two words, the second of which was used for the fifth word of post.

        PM has a nice notification system. So, it doesn't really matter when you reply, so long as you reply to the post of the person you want to see it.